DIVISIONAL UNIT: 5th Canadian Infantry Division
14th Canadian Brigade Machinist
161st Battalion - Huron County - Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 654630
RESIDENCE: Goderich – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: August 18, 1893
Goderich – Goderich Township – County of Huron – Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: October 31, 1916 23 years 2 months
CEMETERY: Goderich Maitland Cemetery – Goderich –
County of Huron – Ontario
PARENTS: Mr. James and Jesse Leonard – Goderich – Ontario
Occupation: Machinist Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment: Goderich – March 21, 1916 – into 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 22 years 7 months
Following his enlistment and then during his training in Canada Private Leonard contacted Tuberculosis. It was
learned he contacted this from working on the dock as a machinist.
He was discharged from serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on July 4, 1916.
He died in Goderich, Ontario one day prior to his unit leaving Canada for overseas.